Gwen Ifill, Oliver Stone Tackle Kent State Anniversary

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By Betsy Rothstein Comment

Oscar winning film director and producer Oliver Stone and PBS’ Gwen Ifill will speak at the 43rd annual commemoration of violent acts at Kent State University on May 4, 1970, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. During the incident, which involved some protesting, Ohio National Guardsman killed four unarmed students and injured nine.

Ifill will moderate a panel discussion called “Historical Importance of May 4″ while Stone conveys his thoughts about “History and Memory in Film.”